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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 15461–15466

1550 nm high contrast grating VCSEL

Christopher Chase, Yi Rao, Werner Hofmann, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15461-15466 (2010)

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We demonstrate an electrically pumped high contrast grating (HCG) VCSEL operating at 1550 nm incorporating a proton implant-defined aperture. Output powers of >1 mW are obtained at room temperature under continuous wave operation. Devices operate continuous wave at temperatures exceeding 60° C. The novel device design, which is grown in a single epitaxy step, may enable lower cost long wavelength VCSELs.

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(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Original Manuscript: June 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 2010
Published: July 6, 2010

Christopher Chase, Yi Rao, Werner Hofmann, and Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, "1550 nm high contrast grating VCSEL," Opt. Express 18, 15461-15466 (2010)

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